Panel Discussion: Education’s Response to Violations of Religious Freedom

Following Patrick Reilly’s talk on Education and Religious Freedom (https://youtu.be/XPvase42brE), a panel discussion was held on the topic. The Panel was composed of the following participants:

Patrick Reilly
Founder and President
The Cardinal Newman Society

Dr. Daniel Kempton
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Franciscan University of Steubenville

David Schmiesing
Vice President of Student Life
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR
President
Franciscan University of Steubenville

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Dr. Patrick Reilly Talk

Patrick Reilly: Teach, Witness, and Advocate: Education’s Response to Religious Freedom Violations

Patrick Reilly, Founder and President of The Cardinal Newman Society, discusses delivers his talk entitled “Teach, Witness, and Advocate: Education’s Response to Violations of Religious Freedom.” Mr. Reilly’s talk was part of the Distinguished Speakers Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion — The Frontline in the Struggle for Religious Liberty in the U.S. Today

This Panel Discussion was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The Panelists were: Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville Dr. Kurt Martens, Associate Professor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America Jayd Hendricks, Director of the Congressional Liaison Office for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Dr. Anne Hendershott, Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville The Panel was moderated by Dr. Daniel R. Kempton, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Vincent Philip Muñoz — The Founders’ Philosophy of Religious Freedom

Dr. Vincent Philip Muñoz, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, delivers his talk entitled “The Founders’ Philosophy of Religious Freedom”.  Dr. Muñoz’s talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Randy Lee — Thomas More, Dorothy Day, and Janis Joplin, and Religious Pluralism in America

Randy Lee, Professor of Law at Widener University Law School, delivers his talk entitled “Thomas More, Dorothy Day, and Janis Joplin, and the Search for Religious Pluralism in America.”  Professor Lee’s talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Robert George — The Nature and Basis of Religious Freedom

Dr. Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University delivers his talk entitled “The Nature and Basis of Religious Freedom”.  Dr. George’s talk was part of the Truth, Conscience, and Religious Freedom Conference, sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — Protecting Our Religious Freedom

Jeff Fortenberry, the Republican Congressman of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives, speaks about “Protecting Our Religious Freedom” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio.

Dr. Helen Alvaré — Religious Freedom

Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason School of Law, addresses Religious Freedom after delivering the annual Henkels Lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. Her talk, “Religious Freedom and Sexual Liberationism,” looked at how secular society’s interpretation of birth control, co-habitation, and abortion as the new norms has generated an incredible mistrust among the sexes.

Richard Doerflinger — The ‘Catch-22’ of the Contraceptive Mandate

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. In this excerpt he speaks on the “catch-22” nature of the HHS mandate. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Richard Doerflinger — The Sweeping Consequences of the Contraceptive Mandate

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. This excerpt is on the sweeping consequences of the HHS contraceptives mandate. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Richard Doerflinger — Freedom for Me, but not for Thee

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, came to Franciscan University to speak on “Freedom for me but not for Thee: How ‘Reproductive Rights’ is Threatening Freedom of Religion,” on October 24, 2012. Doerflinger’s talk was sponsored by the Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Janet Smith — On Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate

In Addition to speaking at our Defending the Faith conference this past summer, Dr. Janet Smith, chair of life ethics and professor of moral theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, had a moment to sit down with us here at Franciscan University and reflect on Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate.

August 2012: “In Defense of Life, Love, and Freedom” – Dr. Helen Alvaré

August 2012 Show: “Human Rights vs. Religious Freedom?”

With special guest Dr. Helen Alvaré

Religious liberty is a cherished American right. Today, that right finds itself in direct conflict with some people’s definition of human rights, such as the so-called “rights” to reproductive freedom and same-sex unions. Join us as we discuss this issue with Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

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Bishop Gilbert Sheldon — Defending the Church Amidst Persecution

Most Reverend Gilbert I. Sheldon, Bishop Emeritus of Steubenville delivers his  homily on defending the Church at the Oath of Fidelity Mass at Franciscan University of Steubenville, August 24, 2012. He offers a challenge to stand to be a sign and witness to the faith amidst persecution and a culture of liberal secularists.

Dr. Helen Alvaré — In Defense of Life, Love, and Freedom

Religious liberty is a cherished American right. Today, that right finds itself in direct conflict with some people’s definition of human rights, such as the so-called “rights” to reproductive freedom and same-sex unions. Join us as we discuss this issue with Dr. Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

HANDOUT: Get Dr. Alvaré’s handout for this episode.

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